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Obj. ID: 140
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Slonim, Belarus

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Khaimovich, Boris, 1993

The synagogue was built in 1635 and in the eighteenth century it acquired its Baroque high gable. The core rectangular prayer hall had a central Bimah, built as so-called Bimah-support construction. Its four massive pillars supported the vaults of the hall; a richly decorated inner vault was situated above the place of Torah reading.

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Slonim | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1635 - 1642
Synagogue active dates
until WWII
Reconstruction dates
1881, 1887, 1938
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Belarus | Hrodzienskaia vobl. | Slonim
| 1 Sovetskaia St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Michael Beizer, Our Legacy: The CIS synagogues, Past and Present (Moscow-Jerusalem, 2002), p. 172;

Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóżnice murowane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej (Warsaw, 1999), pp. 198-203 with ills. and ill. 56, 79, 84, 417;

Boris Khaimovich, "Istoriko-etnographicheskie ekspeditsii Peterburgskogo evreiskogo universiteta," in: V.A.Dymshitz (ed.), Istoriia evreev na Ukraine i v Belorussii: ekspeditsii, pamiatniki, nakhodki (=Trudy po iudaike, issue 2) (St. Petersburg, 1994), pp. 15-43, p. 31;

Mikhail Kheifets, "Evreiskoe nasledie Belorussii," in: V.A.Dymshitz (ed.), Istoriia evreev na Ukraine i v Belorussii: ekspeditsii, pamiatniki, nakhodki (=Trudy po iudaike, issue 2) (St. Petersburg, 1994), pp. 44-52, p. 45 with ills.;

Vladimir Likhodedov, Synagogues (Minsk, 2007), ills. 84-89 on pp. 49-52;

Dovid Katz, Lithuanian Jewish Culture (Vilnius: Baltos Lankos, 2004), ill. on p. 172 (ext), 179 (womens section);

http://globus.tut.by/slonim/index3.htm#sinagoga;

Biuleten' manitorynhu histarychnai prastory, 1/2016: Sinahohi Belarusi, pp. 120-128 with photos of the 1940s.

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Boris Khaimovich | 1993
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